U809A infrared remote control helicopter
If you have a budding pilot on your shopping list, the U809A infrared remote control helicopter from Udirctoys might be right up their alley. This indoor helicopter can be controlled from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (or Android phones). The built-in gyroscope helps to stabilize the helicopter's flight and the controller toggles between beginner/expert mode, which will help fans of varying experience ranges get up and running right away.
The three-channel copter is capable of up/down, left/right, forwards/backwards maneuverability, features two missile launchers and offers a recording mode that remembers a control sequence.
The copter's battery charge only lasts a little more than five minutes, but this little stocking stuffer will be sure to entertain.
Available for $25 from Amazon.com and other retailers.